A stroke can often have devasting physical consequences to an individual. These can include weakness, fatigue, sensory deficits, balance problems and difficulties with walking.
Whether your goals are to move easier from your wheelchair to the bed, walk without a gait aid, or learning to run, our therapists can help devise a plan based on your mobility goals. Through comprehensive movement analysis, our therapists can help facilitate normal movement and motor recovery and work collaboratively with you and your other healthcare providers to help you achieve your goals.
WHY CHOOSE OUR CLINIC FOR STROKE RECOVERY?
We have set ourselves apart by the quality of care our clinicians provide and the unique setting we provide to meet the individual needs of clients who have suffered a stroke. Our comprehensive client-centered approach allows each clinician to spend valuable and meaningful time with each client. To accommodate the complexities of these brain injuries, we will see some of our clients for an hour to an hour and a half for assessments and treatment sessions; and there is additional preparation time that goes into each appointment.
All of the physiotherapists at Propel Physiotherapy have training in the Bobath Concept or Neuro-Developmental Treatment and have completed post-graduate certifications and course work in the specialty area of neurology. We consider current principles of neurophysiology, motor learning and the capacity of the nervous system to change through neuroplasticity when treating each client.
Proper assessment of motor recovery and development of an individual training program is an essential part of our practice to help stroke clients optimize physical function.
As exercise specialists, our therapists can assess and develop a plan to improve aerobic conditioning and to help decrease the fatigue that often accompanies a stroke. Using a graded approach based on testing and patient goals we can work to help improve your endurance and independence.
Balance impairments may be the result of weakness, sensory deficits, and/or problems with the visual or vestibular systems as a result of a stroke. Our team of skilled professionals have the training to address the deficits that can lead to the balance impairment. This can include strengthening, sensory retraining and desensitization, and habituation/sensitization exercise to address impairments of the vision and vestibular systems.
Our accessible equipment such as the Lite Gait® and NuStep® can help facilitate part of your recovery.
We recognize that not everyone is readily able to access one of our two physiotherapy clinics in Etobicoke and Pickering. For that reason, all of our services are mobile. Enjoy the benefits of our professional services in the comfort of your home, office or any suitable setting in your community.
After a full assessment of your needs and surroundings, one of our registered professionals will develop a program with your specific goals in mind to help you get to where you want in your physical health and wellness.